How to Check the Balance on a Gift Card

Checking Your Balance Online

Find the website on the back of the card. Flip the card over to the side with the black strip and read the fine print on the back of the card. It will usually have directions to find your balance and will sometimes list a website that you can visit to determine your balance.[1]

  • Beware of scam sites that aren’t affiliated with the gift card company. Only use websites linked from the company’s official site, or the website printed on the back of the card.
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Type the required information into the site. Once you visit the website found on the back of the card, it will have fields for information pertaining to your card. This will usually include your card number and another numeric code like the expiration date or access code.[2]

  • Sometimes you may have to peel off a piece of tape to reveal the card numbers on the back of the card.[3]
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Hit submit or enter. Once you submit the information you should be forwarded to a page that lists the balance on your gift card. If it doesn’t work, go back to the last page and enter the card details again. Double-check them to make sure that they are correct before you submit them.[4]

  • If the information still doesn’t work your card could be expired or there could be a technical problem. In this case, call the company or go to a physical location.
  • Call or go to the store if there is no website on the back of the card. If you can’t find a website on the back of the card, there may be no way to check your balance online. If this is the case, you’ll have to use another method to check the balance on your gift card.
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